A&P Completely stripping EXIF data.

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  1. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    So, lets throw up a hypothetical question here. Lets say one want to completely remove all EXIF data and any other metadata that could be used to track an images origin, creator, location, or any other data that could be used to persecute or prosecute the photographer.

    Examples for this could be, documenting social unrest, protests, dissidence, police corruption, ect.

    So what steps would one take to prevent their, or their subjects identity being tracked through embedded metadata.
     
  2. fuzzynaval

    fuzzynaval Enlighten me

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    i think they have editors out there you can download no?
     
  3. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    i find print screen + cropping the image in paint removes everything :mamoru:'


    not sure how much that would rape image quality though
     
  4. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    You could simply copy the originals layer onto another PS files layer then save. That should retain quality and remove all EXIF data.
     
  5. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    this.
     
  6. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    as long as he doesn't have his real name saved in Photoshop EXIF info :mamoru:
     
  7. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    Oh ouch that would suck :rofl:
     
  8. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    It's shit like that I'm wondering about. Photoshop has its own EXIF?
     
  9. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    photoshop has a whole section of options to set up your personal exif info. when you install the program and it asks for your name.. it probably stuck your name in the exif options.
     
  10. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Save for web?
     
  11. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    And so long as youre doing it all within the boundaries of whats legal, why do you need to anyways?

    Really, the only reason I see for this is if youre trying to lie about something but maybe thats just me.
     
  12. vwpilot

    vwpilot New Member

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    Easiest way is to just save for web and that will strip all exif data.
     
  13. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    There are plenty of things that you can do well within your legal limits that "the man" might not like.
     
  14. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Oh..right...

    Go get your tin-foil hat then before you start worrying about EXIF data :ugh:
     
  15. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    There are plenty of things that you can do that are legal that could bring yourself some pretty negative consequences.

    For example, lets say a photographer photographed acts of government corruption, or police brutality and wanted to expose them without bringing themselves, or their families into danger.

    Or a photographer documenting illegal activities, such as drug abuse, sales, ect that wants to publish his work anonymously...

    I'm not one of the tin foil hat types, but I do believe that there are times that this government can overstep it's bounds and persecute people who's ideas they don't agree with. I don't think knowing how to avoid these problems is being overly paranoid.
     

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